One of the few United States-focused courses in the UK, the United States Politics course offered by the University of Essex allows you gain in-depth knowledge of the workings of the US political system—what makes it unique, how it has evolved, and how it is changing. You receive a thorough training in the theories and methods needed to conduct your own research into United States politics – culminating in your dissertation on a topic that fascinates you and enhances your career. Your research skills will be in demand by a wide range of employers, including government, international organisations, policy analysis and market research. The course also prepares students for doctoral study.
All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.
This course can lead you to a career in a number of areas such as public policy and international affairs -- including government agencies and international NGOs -- journalism and the media, and many private sector areas such as market research, consulting and international business. You’ll develop key employability skills including analytical reasoning, quantitative data analysis methods, research design and professional writing.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:
- The Civil Service
- The World Bank
- The United Nations
- YouGov and YouGov America
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United States Politics
Theory and Explanation in Political Science
The Analysis of Conflict and Peace
Advanced Research Methods
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHistory American Studies Political Science View 478 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Studies, American Studies, United States Politics, Economics, Finance or Statistics.
- A 2.2 degree in any subject which includes study in two relevant modules. Relevant modules include, but are not limited to:
- Comparative Political Systems
- Constitutional Democracy
- Contemporary World Affairs
- Current Affairs
- Democratic Theory
- European Integration/Dynamics of Integration
- Foreign Policy/Comparative Foreign Policy
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £4,600
- International fee: £9,870
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.